Thomas & Kendall celebrate the 100 episode milestone for Let's Talk About Gay Stuff. What better way to celebrate a podcast about LGBTQ+ history than to chat with the man who put LGBTQ+ history on the map, er, calendar, Rodney Wilson, Educator & Founder of LGBTQ+ History Month.
This week Thomas and Kendall saddle up to discuss Robert Jeffery Dover, who is the first active Olympian to come out, and they go gaga over the one and only - pop, fashion, and culture icon - Lady Gaga.
This week Thomas, Kendall, and Chris talk vaccines, the Vatican, and a vast amount of LGBTQ+ history. Kendall discusses the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea and Chris gives us another segment of 'Whip Her, Snap Her!' to discuss the LGBTQ+ relevance of Dumbledore & the "Harry Potter" series.
The guys have a good time as they go 'Between the Covers.' First, Dusty shares his LGBTQ literary review on the book "Milk Fed," by Melissa Broader. Then, the guys take a left turn as Thomas' mom has a surprise drop in! Take a listen as she dishes on the podcast - feedback is a gift!
This week the guys discuss the other side of the Texas Winter Storm of 2021 and then get serious as they discuss LGBTQ+ history. This week Chris returns for the Whip Her, Snap Her segment to discuss YouTube sensation, reality TV star, and business woman, JoJo Siwa. They also review the legacy of political icon, Barbara Jordan, and discuss her influence in politics and American history.
This week the guys kiki and dive into some LGBTQ+ history! They discuss the first drag queen, William Dorsey Swann, who also was the first to fight for the right for LGBTQ+ people to assemble. AND Dusty is back for his "Between the Covers" segment to discuss the book "Gay Like Me" by Richie Jackson.
This week the guys talk to award winning author, Zaylore Stout, of the book "Our Gay History in 50 States," which earned the 2020 Best Book Award for LGBTQ Non-Fiction. Zaylore talks about his life, why he was inspired to write the book, and the importance of celebrating African American History Month and Pride Month, particularly in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in the Summer of 2020.
This week the guys discuss the Pansy Craze of the Prohibition Days and invite Chris from Our Spoopy Podcast for a new segment "Whip Her, Snap Her" where he shares with us what the youths are talking about.
This week the guys talk about the lesbian wedding on the TV show Friends and introduce a new segment with Dusty, who joins the show to talk about LGBTQ+ reads. This week he reviews the book “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
This week the guys discuss these topics from the week in LGBTQ+ history:
A historic stand for LGBTQ+ rights in Canada when the Brunswick Four lesbians fight for their right to party
The assassination attempt against U.S. House of Representatives member, Gabby Giffords, whose life was saved by her openly gay intern, Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
This week Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss the anti-gay laws that rounded up men suspected of being gay in Nazi Germany and Sioux City, Iowa and Judge Jack Hampton who was censured for anti-gay remarks he made about two murder victims who were gay, Tommy Lee Trimble and Lloyd Griffin, a case over which he presided.
Thomas, Tony, and Kendall talk about the first openly gay person to run for president, David McReynolds, Tim Cook becoming the first openly gay man to lead a Fortune 500 company, and the tragic murder of Allen Schindler.
This week Thomas, Toni, and Kendall talk about the trailblazing work of BD Wong, the raid at Lafayette Bathhouse in New York City, and Boeing's move to offer same sex domestic partner benefits to its employees.
Thomas, Tony, and Kendall interview Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, President and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and Victory Institute. They discuss her lifetime of activism, her time in politics in Houston as a City Council member, Controller, and Mayor, and her leadership supporting LGBTQ candidates across the globe. Don't miss this interview with the first out LGBTQ mayor!
This week we celebrate National Coming Out Day! Last year on Episode 19, Thomas, Tony, and Kendall shared their coming out stories. This year they invited long-time support and friend of the show, Dusty, to share his story. You don't want to miss hearing about his coming out journey - from a shy young boy in school, to a married man with children, working in education, to a proud out gay man today. A story worth the listen!
Thomas, Toni, and Kendall talk Politics. They discuss the activism of Urvashi Vaid, the scandal involving Walter Jenkins, and Althea Garrison being the first Transgender Person elected to a state legislature.
Thomas, Toni, and Kendall discuss the life of Lily Tomlin, the legacy of Dr. Evelyn Hooker who advocated to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder, and the prank on Senator Jesse Helms courtesy of ACT UP.
Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss the week in LGBTQ history and dive into these topics:
The lesbian bar Kooky's (minute ~17:00)
The life of Alexis Arquette (minute ~38:00)
The launch of MTV (minute ~1:06:00)
This week Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss the lives and coming out stories of these LGBTQ celebrities:
Actress, director, film producer, feminist, Drew Barrymore (minute ~12:00)
Actor and Broadway star, Cheyenne Jackson (minute ~37:00)
Former MLB umpire, Dave Pallone, and his memoir, "Behind the Mask," hitting The New York Times' Best Seller's list (minute ~59:00)
This week Thomas, Toni and Kendall talk about these topics:
The triumphant soccer star and Olympic gold medalist, Megan Rapinoe (minute ~13:00)
The hidden story of former Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt (minute ~54:00)
The lackluster support from former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, for the LGBTQ community and early AIDS victims in the 1980s (minute ~1:22:00).
This week Thomas, Tony, and Kendall kiki, get heated, and remember these major events in LGBTQ history:
The premiere of The Real World San Francisco and it's trailblazing HIV / AIDS storyline (minute ~26:00)
The brutal murder of Paul Broussard in the context of today's fight for equality (minute ~56:00)
The debut of the Logo TV channel, the first LGBTQ advertiser supported channel in the U.S. (minute ~1:39:00)
Join Thomas, Tony, and Kendall as they kiki and dive into these topics:
The life of gay pop icon George Michael (minute ~21:00)
The Upstairs Lounge fire in New Orleans, which resulted in the deaths of 29 members and allies of the LGBTQ community (minute ~48:00)
The Pride flag - the first time the flag was displayed and the evolution of the LGBTQ community's symbol of hope! (minute ~1:03:00)
This week Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss these topics:
Gay rights activist Craig Rodwell ( ~min 25:00)
The classic drag queen pageant documentary "The Queen" (~min 46:00)
President George HW Bush declining an invitation to attend the 6th International Conference on AIDS to speak at an event for anti-gay Senator Jesse Helms. (~ min 1:16:00)
Thomas, Toni and Kendall discuss these topics:
The landmark Supreme Court case with One Magazine (min 35:00)
The historic life and accomplishments of Cole Porter (min 51:00)
A historic Time Magazine cover with Laverne Cox (min 1:20:00)
This week Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss Anderson Cooper's life and impact on journalism, review the debate surrounding the sexuality of Walt Whitman, and dig into the connection between the YMCA and gay men.
Estimated Time Stamps for Topics:
18:00 - Walt Whitman
42:00 - Anderson Cooper
1:21:00 - YMCA
Thomas, Toni, and Kendall talk about Cason Crane becoming the first openly LGBTQ person to climb the Seven Summits, discuss the International Mr. Leather competition, and learn about the Harvard Secret Court, which sought to investigate and remove gay students from Harvard.
Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss two high profile coming out stories with former BP CEO Lord John Brown and NBA pro Jason Collin, and they talk about the struggle for lesbians to have their voices heard as the women shake things up with the National Organization for Women in what is known as the Lavender Menace.
This week Thomas, Toni, and Kendall talk about some milestone events: A Sip-In at Julius in New York, the first AIDS patient in the USA, and the inclusion of Gays and Lesbians in the Hate Crimes Statistics Data collection.
This week Thomas, Toni, and Kendall kiki about legends when they discuss the life and murder of Selena Quintanilla Perez, the iconic career and rumors of Marlon Brando, and the LGBTQ school, Harvey Milk High School
Thomas, Toni, and Kendall kiki about the controversial celebrity news entrepreneur Perez Hilton, a Supreme Court ruling about gay teachers in Oklahoma, and the first White House meeting to discuss LGBTQ rights.
This week Thomas, Tony, and Kendall discuss comedian, actress, and power lesbian, Rosie O’Donnell, civil rights & LGBT rights activist and mastermind of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Bayard Rustin, and the unhappy times the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City cast on LGBT organizations by not allowing them to march in their parade.
Take a listen this week as Thomas, Toni, and Kendall discuss feminist and lesbian pioneer Jean O'Leary, a lesbian kiss on the TV show Roseanne, and the tragic murder of a guest who revealed his gay crush on the talk show Jenny Jones.
This week the boys discuss Elizabeth Taylor's selfless fight to support her friends with HIV/AIDS, the Iconic disco hit "I Will Survive" winning the first and only grammy for a disco song, and the fear-mongering of Jerry Falwell
Thomas, Tony, And Kendall discuss firsts - the first crossover gay pornography film "The Boys in the Sand," the first use of the term transexual in the book, "The Transexual Phenomenon," and the first story by a major news magazine, "Life," which discussed the positive change being pursued by the gay rights movement.
Thomas, Toni, and Kendall talk about the removal of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Review the movie Philadelphia, and discuss the ban of Homosexuals working in government.
Join us for another special episode of Let's Talk About Gay Stuff - Quiz Show edition. In this episode, we invite Tammy Wallace: Co-founder and Chair of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Founder of EnFocus Group. Tammy takes on the home team, against co-host Toni.
Join us for another special episode of Let's Talk About Gay Stuff - Quiz Show edition. In this episode, we invite Miss LSVA and Miss Tony’s Corner Pocket Bearded Queen, Jacklin Dior, and her drag daughter, Dixie Wrekt, to the kiki. Listen to this Mother vs Daughter knock out, “drag” down Quiz Show edition and learn about the Lone Star Volleyball Association and drag culture.
Join us for another special episode of Let's Talk About Gay Stuff - Quiz Show edition. In this episode, we invite our first female guest and Kendall bestie, Martha. She was visiting from out of town, so we decided to test her knowledge of gay stuff against her BFF, Kendall. Which best friend comes out on top?
Join us for another special episode of Let's Talk About Gay Stuff - Quiz Show edition. This Battle of the Boyfriends Quiz Show Edition episode features two of our hosts’ boyfriends’ Spencer and Ben. While love is abound for Spencer and Ben, our hosts, Thomas, Tony, and Kendall, have invited the boyfriends to test their knowledge of gay stuff (and if they actually have been listening to the podcast). Take a listen and see which boyfriend gets to keep his gay card?
Join us for another special episode of Let's Talk About Gay Stuff - Quiz Show edition. Thomas, Tony, and Kendall invited InstaCouple and FrontRunners emeritus leaders, Daryl and Evan, to join in a kiki and a test of their knowledge of gay stuff. Take a listen to learn about the LGBT+ group FrontRunners and learn which half of this InstaCouple gets to keep his gay card?
Join us for this special episode of Let's Talk About Gay Stuff - Quiz Show edition. Thomas, Tony, and Kendall invited the hosts of Our Spoopy Podcast, Spencer and Chris, to join in a kiki and a test of their knowledge of gay stuff. Will they earn their gay card?
Take a listen to this week in LGBT+ history. This week we hit topics ranging from politics with a dish on James Buchanan to a discussion about the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS and a kiki on pop culture phenoms Marilyn Monroe and Sex and the City.